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Hmmmmm haha that's a good question! Basically I have always done those things, besides maybe the travel. I remember the first time I ever went on a plane, it was incredible. It was for our first ever family trip on a plane. I think I was 10 years old. I think that may have got me hooked in the travel side of things and now I fly in a plane almost once a week! I think your passion is always with you. You don't necessarily find it, you discover it. It comes out in the small things you do and then grows and grows until it becomes something you can not live with out. For me, I cant be with out nature and the outdoors, whether it be surfing or running or hiking or riding, if I am outside I am happy. It calms me. Food is one that has been with me forever, my mum always had good food at home and for us it was about bringing people together and sharing stories, and having time with family and friends.
I did, I went to UTS in Sydney and studied a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology (I did take a "gap year" between school and uni however to work and travel and just enjoy myself a little) and its funny because when I started my studies, I actually didn't really know what "job" I would get from my degree. I just wanted to do it because I was interested in the ocean, and the science behind it. I did it because I wanted to, not because I wanted to be "X". I did struggle through parts of uni however, it was really hard! Like really really hard, with serious subjects like maths, and statistics and organic chemistry (which ALMOST made me quit!!!)
I loved school. I was fortunate that we had a really great group of guys that I went to school with. I am still best mates with most of them today, some 15 years later. Its crazy. I loved learning, I loved the camaraderie, I loved footy, and swimming and we had good teachers. I enjoyed school because it fed my curiosity, I was a very curious kid (and still am - a kid and curious that is!)
I exercise, or I write, or I read. Or I find a space with just me, generally outside.
I've had a lot. My world feels like a rollercoaster most of the time! Even this year I have had a massive set back and what I would think of as a low point. I was dropped from my position on a prime time TV show. It sucked. It was tough. I loved the show. I loved the team. It was good money and was going to enable me to do some things I hadn't been able to do before. How did I get out of it? Talked about it. Talked with others. Vented my frustrations (calmly, and sometimes not so calmly!). I also spun it so that it seemed like an opportunity. It forced me to connect and reach out. To make opportunities happen. Work harder and focus on myself a little too.
My tribe is my family and my friends. I feel like my tribe is massive! And it's a good thing. I think your tribe sort of chooses you in a way? Like minded people generally gravitate together, bringing their own experience to increase the energy of the whole. I love people that are positive, energetic, driven and work hard, but also know how to chill and have fun!
Diving in the water! I don't know what it is but every time I do I actually scream and smile with joy. Just like a little kid!
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